Turkey orders arrest of 249 foreign ministry staff in post-coup probe

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Turkey orders arrest of 249 foreign ministry staff in post-coup probe

Turkish authorities requested the capture of 249 foreign ministry faculty over associated connects to the system with a US-based minister blamed for organizing an endeavored upset in 2016, telecaster NTV said on Monday. 

Experts have completed normal activities against the supposed supporters of Fethullah Gulen, who has lived in deliberate outcast in Pennsylvania since 1999, since the fizzled overthrow endeavor the evening of July 15, 2016. Gulen denies claims he was behind it. 

The Ankara boss examiner's office said it requested the capture of 249 individuals from Turkey's remote service after examinations found that they had submitted inconsistencies in the service's past selection tests, NTV announced. 

It said 78 suspects had been confined so far in tasks crosswise over 43 regions and that police were looking for the rest. 


In excess of 77,000 individuals have been imprisoned pending preliminary, while exactly 150,000 government workers, military staff and others have been sacked or suspended from their occupations as a major aspect of the post-upset cleanses. 

Rights gatherings and Turkey's Western partners have voiced worries over the crackdown, saying President Tayyip Erdogan has utilized the unsuccessful putsch as an affection to subdue contradict. The legislature has said the safety efforts were essential because of the gravity of the danger Turkey faces.